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CITY OF ISTE^V^^ YORK 



j ILLUSTRATED WITH A FINE 

Pajj 0f tk Citg u)i Central farlt, 

1 DirectiDg Strangers to Best Hotels, Business Portions of the City, 
Prominent Places of interest, Public Buildings, &o. 

For sale at R. R. Depots and at JE&Mk^'^r^ 



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NEW YORK: " ^.-^^^^^^^^ 
Published by BROWN & PORSTER, 

No, 307 Broadway, (up stairs). 
1865. 



Entered acconJing^ to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by 
BENJ. K. BROWN, 

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for 
ti*e Sonthern District of New York. 







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No, 13 LAIGHT ST. NEW YORK. 

HOURS— Gentlemen, 6 to 8 a. m., and 3 to 9 p. m. 
Ladies, 9. a. m. to 1 p. m. 



WHAT OUR BATHERS SAY. 

"A new and delicious sensation."— Jfo^. Gen. Banks. 

«« I was sick with a very bad bilious cold, and severe 
headache when I went in. Am entirely relieved." — 
Hon. G. A. Grow, Ex-Speaker House Representatives. 

^ - ) " To show my opinion, I hereby take J 

fff^ ■; twenty tickets." — Geo. Francis Train, c ^F\ 
• I • ) "This Bath is first rate; it seems to > VJ 
be the very method which Nature has | | j 
adopted for its recuperation." — Rev. \ ^^^ 

^ Br. Thomas Armitage, N. Y. i,^_^^ 

^"cannot speak too highly of the Turkish Bath." — 
Prof. J. F. Stoddard, author of Stoddard's Arithmetic. 

" Every dirty, weary traveler, and especially every- 
one visiting the city to buy goods, or transact any busi- 
ness, should try it."— Rev. W. C. Van Meter, Supt. 
Howard Mission, iV. T. 

" They have almost made me beautiful." — 3trs. 
Ellen Beard Harman, New York. 

For an interesting account of the Turkish Bath, send 
for Prof. Erasmus Wilson's work entitled the "Eastern 
or Turkish Bath," republished by Miller, Wood & 
Co., 13 Laight-st., N. Y. 72 pages. Price 25 cents. 




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Map of New York. 
Hackney Coach Fare- 
To Hotels. 

Banks, Insurance and Express Offices. 

Lawyers, Brokers and Commission Merchants. 

Wholesale Dealers. 

Buildei-s, Masons and Manufacturers. 

Machine Shops and Ship Yards. 

Principal Streets for Retailers. 

National Banks. 

Places of Amusements, with directions how to 
get there. 

Places of Interest, with directions, &c. 
Map of Central Park, 

Central and other Parks, with directions, &c. 
Public Buildings, with directions, &c. 
Offices of Daily Press. 
Libraries. 

Table of Distances *from Battery to Harlem. 
Ferry Landings. 
Location of Piers. 
Post-Office and Stations. 
Steam R. R. Depots. 
New York ISIarkets. 
Principal Express Companies. 
Telegraph Companies. 



TO THE FUBLIO. 



la eompilmg and an-an^ing tiiis book, it has been the 
object to make its contents as plain and tberefore as 
useful to strangers as a work of this kind can be made. 
There are many who visit the city, who from lack of 
knowledge of places of interest, leave again, without 
having seen anything but " bricks and anortar^" whereas 
with a book of this nature In their pockets, they would 
have been enabled to learn and observe many of the 
city sights, without troubling their friends or asking 
sti'angers. Accompanjing this little work is a line 
Map of (he City and famoiis Ventral Park. Confident 
that its issue meets a want long felt, the undersigned, 
witkout further remark, offer their " Strangehs"" Guide"" 
to those whom pleasure or business may have called to 
the city, earnestly hoping tiiat it will fully answer the 
purpose fof which it is intended. 

The Publishees. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending the Ordinances, entitled '' Ordinances for the Govem.- 

ment of Hackney Coaches in the City of New York," 

passed May 5, 1848. 

The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City 

of New YorJc, in Common Council convened, 

do ordain as follows:. 

The Title Third of said Ordinance, shall be amended so as to 
read as follows : 

TITLE THIRD OF THE RATES AND PRICES OF FARES. 

The prices or rates of fares to be taken or paid to 
the owners or drivers of hackney coaches or 
carriages, shall be as follows : 

1st. For conveying a passenger any distance not 
exceeding one mile, fifty cents; for conveying two 
passengers the same distance, seventy-five cents, or 
thirty -seven and a half cents each ; and for every ad- 
ditional passenger, thirty-seven and a half cents. 

2d. For conveying a passenger any distance ex- 
ceeding a mile, and within two miles, seventy-five 
cents; and for every additional passenger, thirty- 
seven and a half cents. 

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3d. For conveying a passenger to the new Alms- 
house and returning, one dollar ; and for every ad- 
ditional passenger and returning, fifty cents. 

4th. For conveying one passenger to Fortieth- 
street, and remaining half an hour, and returning, 
one dollar and a half; and for every additional pas- 
senger, Jf/^j/ cents. 

5th. For conveying one passenger to Sixty-first- 
street, and remaining three quarters of an hour, and 
returning, two dollars ; and for every additional pas- 
senger,////?/ cents. 

6th. For conveying one passenger to Eighty-sixth- 
street, and remaining one hour, and returning, two 
dollars and a half; and for every additional passen- 
ger, seventy-five cents, 

7th. For conveying one or more passengers to 
Harlem, and returning, with the privilege of remain- 
ing three hours, five dollars; or to the High Bridge, 
five dollars, with the same privilege. 

8th. For conveying one or more passengers to 
Kings Bridge, and returning, with the privilege of 
keeping the carriage all day, five dollars. 

9th. For the use of a hackney coach or carriage 
by the day, with one, or more passengers, /ye dollars. 

10th. For the use of a hackney coach or carriage 
by the hour, with one or more passengers, with the 
privilege of going from place to place, and stopping 
as often as may be required, one dollar an hour. 



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11th. In all Cases where the hiring of a hackney 
coach or carriage is not at the time thereof specified 
to be by the day or hour, it shall be deemed to be by 
the mile. 

12th. For children between two and fourteen years 
of age, half price is only to be charged ; and for 
children under two years of age, no charge is to be 
made. 

13th. Whenever a hackney coach or carriage shall 
be detained, excepting as aforesaid, the owner or 
driver shall be allowed after the rate of seventy-Jive 
cents an hour. 

Adopted by the Board of Aldermen, April 16, 1853. 
Adopted by the Board of Assistants, April 18th, 
1853. 

Adopted by the Mayor, April 24, 1853. 

D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk, C. C. 



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One of the first and most important objects to a 
visitor on his arrival in city of New York is to learn 
where a safe and convenient place can be found to 
put up. Knowing this, we have been very careful 
in this little book to note down some of the best ho- 
tels in the city , with their location : 

Anson House, cor. of Spring and Crosby ; 

Astor House, Broadway, cor. of Vesey ; 

Broadway, cor. of Broadway and W, 22nd ; 

Brandreth House, 292 Canal St. cor. of Broadway ; 

Bancroft House, 90G Broadway ; 

Brevort House, 11, 5th Av. ; 

Barcelona, 23 Great Jones St.; 

Courtlandt Street, 28 Courtlandt St. ; 

Clarendon, 60 Union Place ; 

Earls, 241 Canal St., near North river ; 

Everett House, cor. of E. 17th and 4th Av. ; 



Clothinjy for Men, Youths, and Boys!! 

FKEEMAN & BURR'S 

ONE PEICE CLOTHING WAREHOUSE, 

124 Fulton Strekt and 00 Nassau Street, New York, 
(First corner on right from Broadway.) 

A large stock of fashionable ready-made Clothing and Furnish- 
ing Goods constantly on hand, at the lowest prices. Also Boys' 
Clothing. J8®= The highest markit rates allowed for Gold. 



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Fith Av., 192 5tli Av., cor, of W. 23th St. ; 

Gramercy Park, Cor. E. 20tli and Gramercy Park ; 

Howard House, 176 Broadway ; 

Irving House, 45 E. 12tli St. ; 

Lafarge House, 673 Broadway ; 

Madison Av., 85 Madison Av. ; 

Merchants, 41 Courtlandt St. ; 

Metropolitan, 580 Broadway ; 

Prescott House, 531 Broadway ; 

Park House, 

St. Denis, 2 W. 12th St. ; 

St. Germain, in 22th, cor. of Broadway and 5th Av. 

(see Map.) ; 
St. NichoUis, 515 Broadway ; 
St. James, 1135 Broadway ; 
Steven's House, 5 Union Place ; 
Spingler House, 27 Broadway ; 
United States, 200 Water ; 
Union Place, cor. of Broadway and E. 14th St. ; 
Western Hotel, 9 Courtlandt St. ; 



SMITH, THE HATTER, 131 Nassau Street, 

Desires to iuform his customers and the public generally that he 
is selling, at the present time, the best quality and latest styles of 

SILK AND CASSIMEEE HATS 
of his own manufacture at from two to three dollars less than the 
same style and quality can be purchased for elsewhere. 

Also a large assortment of Soft Felt and Cloth Hats and 
Caps at equally low price. 

Strangkrs, coming to the city, will do well to give him a call at 

131 Nassau Street, near Beekman Street. 



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Waverly Hotel, 697 Broadway ; 
Westchester, cor. of Broome and Bowery. 



Kept on European Plan (Meals Where You 
Please). 

Albermarle, 1101 Broadway ■ 

Continental, 442 Broadway ; 

French's, cor. of Frankfort and Chatham ; 

Girard House, 129 Chamber St. ; 

Hone House, 682 Broadway, cor.ofGr. Jones St. ; 

International Hotel, 367 Broadway ; 

Leggetts, Chatham, near Chamber St. ; 

Lovejoys, 34 Park Row ; 

Maillard House, 619 and 621 Broadway ; 

Revere House, 606 Broadway ; 

Sweeney's, 68 Chatham ; 

Tamany, 166 Nassau. 



J. L. RAFTER'S 
POPULAR BARBER SHOP 

AT 

FRENCH'S HOTEL, 
CORNER OP FRANKFORT & CHATHAM STREET, NEW YORK. 

Strangers who desire a delightful Shave, Shampooing and 
Hair Dressing are invited to call. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 13 

After having secured Hotel accommodations, if 
your visit be for business purposes, it is a matter of 
time and importance to know that most of tliie 

BANKS, INSURANCE & EXPRESS OFFICES 

are to be found in the lower part of the city between 
Chambers Street and Battery, principally in lower 
part of Broadway and vicinity of Cedar, Pine, and 
Wall Streets. 

LAWYERS OFFICES 

are to be found in Nassau, Beekman, and William 
Streets, Broadway, just beloAv Courtlandt St. and in 
the streets around the City Hall Park. 

COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 

in the vicinity of Liberty, Cedar, Pine, Wall, Broad- 
way, and South William Streets and Exchange Place. 
These streets, together with all others constituting 



J. S T L T S , 

SEXTON AND UNDERTAKER, 

COFFIN WARERQOM, 

No. 237 Bowery, {opposite l*rince St.,) 

NEW YORK. 

All orders for Funerals punctually attended to, day or niglit. 



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the lower portion of the city, are entirely devoted 
to business and can be reached by nearly every 
stage and car in the city, 

WHOLESALE DEALERS 

principally occupy the streets west of Broadway, 
below Canal St. and can be found scattered througrh- 
out the whole lower portion of the city. 

BUILDERS, MASONS, AND MANUFACTURERS 

can be found throughout the central portion of the / 
city, from Broome to 40th Sts. 

MACHINE SHOPS AND SHIP YARDS 

are principally located along the river front above 
4th St., North River and Houston St. East River. 



a. HOCK, 

108 Nassau Street, New York. 

N.B.-MEEESCHAUMS BOILED IE WAX. 
jQ®* Repairing done in all branches at the shortest notice. 



THE strangers' CHJIDE, 15 



FOR SHOPPING 

tTie principal retail streets are Broadway, "Caiial^ 
Hudson Sts. and 8th Av. on the Westsida 

On the East, Cha-tham, Bowery^ and Grand Sts., and 
,3rd and 4th Avenues. In these streets can be found 
fabrics of every kind, from every portion of the 
world- 



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First, 131 Broadway ; Tifth, -338 Third Av. 
C!entral, 73 Duane ; Sixth, W. 35th, cor, Bdvv. 

Second, 5th Av. cor. W. Eighth, 650 Broadway ; 

23d ^ Ninth, 363 Broadway ; 

Fourth, 27 Pine -,• 'Tenth, .243 Broadway, 



R. RAYMOND, 

((successor to JSOGERS a RAYMOND,,) 

WnOLESALE AND RETAIL CLOTHING WAREHOUSE, 

121, 123 & 125 Fulton Street, 
Corner of Nassau St., opposite Herald Building, New York. 
JS^ Special attention given to Custom Work. 

- BOYS' CLOTHING awd FURNISHING GOODS 
of every description. 



16 THE strangers' GUIDE. 

PLACES OF AMUSEMENT. 

The following places offer a choice of recreation : 

^WAIlLACK'S Tira:ATRJE, 

cor. of Broadway S^' IMh St., 

can be reached by the Broadway and 5th Av. line, 
Broadway and 42d St, line, Broadway and Wail St. 
line, Broadway, 23d St. and 9th Av» lines, of Stages^ 
All pass the entrance ; the 3d Av. cars (red), 4th 
Av. cars (yellow), the 42d St. E. Houston and Grand 
St. cars (green) pass within one block. 

WIIVTEB-GARDEN TfllEATBE, 
(betiveen Bieecker and Amity), 667 Broadway, 

reached the same as Wallack's ; Broadway, Bieecker 
23d St. and 8th Av. line, and 2d St. and Broadway 



M. N. SKINNER, 

Printer and Blank Book Manufacturer, 

255 GREEN WlCil STREET, 

NEW YORK. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 17 

cars pass cor. of Bleecker & Broadway, half a block 
of entrance. 

OI.YMPIC TIIIEATRE, 
624 Broadway, httween Bleecker and Houston, 
can be reached by all Broadway stages. 

NIBI^O'S GAKDEIV THEATRE, 

576 Broadway {cor. of Prince), 
can be reached by all Broadway stages. 

BROADWAY TI5EATRE, 

485 Broadway [near Broome), 

can be reached by all Broadway stages and Broad- 
way University Place and 7th Av. cars (Broome St. 
branch). 

OI.D BO^IVERY THEATRE, 
48 Bowery, between Canal and Bayard Sts., 



F. ULRICH'S 

156 Bowery, New York. 

The best 

PHOTOGEAPHS, CARTES DE VISITE AND AMBROTYPES 
Finished in the shortest possible time. 



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N^\¥ YORK §TAI>T TMEATUE, 
37 Boivery^ between Canal and Hester Sts., 
and 

THE NE\¥ BO^WERY THEATRE, 

82 Bowery, 

can be reached by 3d Av. cars, and the Bowery & 
Houston St., and Bowery, Av. C. and South Ferry 
lines of stages ; Grand St. Ferry, Broadway and Ca- 
nal St. cars pass within half a block of each of their 
doors. 

BARIUM'S AMERICAIV MUSEUM, 

Junction of Broadway and, Ami St., 

can be reached by nearly every car and stage in the 
city. 



E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO., 

501 Broadway, (:5 doors from st. Nicholas hotel,) 

NEW YORK. 

MANUFACTURERS AND IMPOKTKKS OF 

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS, 

CARD PHOTOGRAPHS OF CELEBRITIES, AND 

STEREOSCOPES AND VIEWS. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 19 

BRYA]\T'S MINSTRELS, 

472 Broadway, between Grand S^' Broome Sts., 

can be reached by Broadway stages, Grand & Canal 
St. stages, will stop on cor. of Grand St. & Broadway, 
a few doors from entrance, University Place, Broad- 
way & 7th Av. cars (Broome St. branch), stopping on 
cor. of Broadway k Broome, half a block from the 
entrance. 

WOOD'S MIJ^STRELS, 

514 Broadway, belween Broome ^ Sj?ring, 

can be reached by nearly all the Broadway stages, 

and within half a block by University Place, 

Broadway & 7th Av. cars (Broome Str. branch). 

MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 
(open day and evening) G18 Broadway, between 

Houston ^ Bleecker Sts., 
can be reached same as Olympic. 



W. KLAUSER, 

FaiTB^ Claes FJh.'©^^©gra5)aa€r9 

630 BROADWAY, (near Bleecker St.) 

Ambrotypes, Ivorytypes, Aquarelles, India ink and oil, 
Baguerreotypes, Ambrotypes oil, Engravings, etc., copied in the 
very best style. 



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ANA.TOM1CAI. MUSEUM, 
{open day and evening) 51 Chatham St., 

THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC or ITAL.IAIV 
OPEKA MOUSE. 

This magnificent building is situated on the corner of 
Uth St. 4' Irving Place, 

can be reached by the same routes as Wallack's. 
During the operatic season the highest order of 
foreign talent is employed, and the seasons are gen- 
erally prosperous. 

And numbers of other places present innumerable 
attractions to the stranger. Among the prominent 
places of interest calculated to repay the visitors is 
first and greatest the now far famed 



J. H. CORNELL, 
Attorney and Counsellor at Law 

AND 

COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS FOR ALL THE STATES AND TERRITORIES, 

No. 15 Nassau Street, 

2d Floor, Rear Office, New York. 



THE strangers' GUIDE, 21 



€Eim,l£ VMRK. 



The beauties of this charming resort need only to 
be seen to be appreciated. Under the direction of 
the energetic Commissioners all that a combination 
of .wealth, labor, and skill can produce, may be en- 
joyed by a stroll through its pleasant walks and 
rambles, a sail upon its picturesque lakes or a view 
of its beautiful fountains. Extending in length 
from 59th to 110th Streets, in width from 5th to 
8th Av., covering 850 acres. It is with the ex- 
ception of the French Park, Bois de Boulogne, the 
largest and most splendid park in the world. The 
Croton reservoir, within its limits, occupies 106 acres 
and is 38 feet deep. The Gth, 7th, and 8th A v. and 

MERCHANTS' INDEPENDENT DETECTIVE 
FOLIOE, 

Office 309 BROADWAY, New York. 

As all Merchants have more or less business of a secret nature, 
which will occupy the time of a week or more, it is impossible to 
have it done by the Regular Force. Such Private or Secret 
Business will be faithfully attended to. 

N.B. — Good and Faithful Detectives will be furnished at short 
notice. J. C. KINNEK. 



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Central Park cars take you. to its gates,, while the 
3d Av. cars on the East side carry you to 72d St- 
& 3d Av., two short blocks from its 5th A v. gate. 
Among the many other Squares and Parks that will 
amply repay the visit of the stranger is 

MADISON SQUARE, 

a large public park, located between 5th & Madisos 
Avenues & 23d to 26th Streets. Can be reached by 
University Place, Broadway and 7th Av, cars, 42d 
St. E. Houston & Grand St. cars. The Broadway 
& 5th Av., Broadway and 42d St. stages all pass it. 
Near this park, on the 5th Av. side, is located the 

WOKTH MONUMENT. 

Next down town is 

UNION PARK, 

located on Broadway between 14th and 17th Sts., 
can be reached the same way as Madison Square, 

87 BLEEOKER STREET, 

NEAR BROADWAY, NEW YORK. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 23 

the 4tli Av. cars also pass it. Near the lower end, 
at the junctioD of od Av. & 14th St. is the fine 
equestrian statue of Washington. 

WASHINGTON SQUARE, 

located between Warerley Place and 4th, and 
Wooster «fe Mc Dougai Sts. (west side of the city), 
can be reached hy University Place, Broadway & 
7th Av. cars and by Amity St., 7th Av., and Ful- 
ton Ferry stages. 

TOMPKINS SaUARE. 

between 7th & 11th Sts. and Av, A. to B. (East side 
of the city), can be reached by Broadway, 8th St. 
and South Ferry line of stages. The 42d St. K 
Houston & Grand St. line of ears pass it. 



ESTASROOKE'S 

805 BROADWAY, 

Two doors from 11th St., NEW YOIIK. 

AND 

^33 FULTON AVENUE, BROOKLYN. 

e^ The New Style ViaiTETTE 50 Cents each. 



24 THE strangers' guide. 



PROMINENT BUILDINGS. 

between Gtli & Madison Av. and 40th & 42d Sts. 
can be reached by Broadway .& 42d St. (Madison 
Av.) stages and 6th Av. cars. University Place 
7th Av. & Broadway cars, passing one block from it. 
Farther down town is the well known 

COOFEI^ INSTITUTE I5tTII.B>IIVCt, 
on 8th St., between the 3d & 4th Av., can be 
reached by the 3d & 4th Av. cars ; the Broadway 
& 5th Av., Broadway & 42d St., and Broadway & 
4th Av. line of stages will set you down within a 
block of the doors, 

POEICE HEABQUARTERS, 
Mulberry St., between Bleecker & Houston Sts. 
The Broadway stages and 3d & 4th Av. cars run 
within a block or two of it. 



E. T. KELLEY & CO.'S 

riifiiiiRJi© i 

779 BROADWAY, 

Between 9th and 10th Sts. NEW YORK. 

Gallery and Operating Room np but one flight of stairs. 

E. T. KELLEY. C. E. COFFIN. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 25 

- THE TOMBS (City Prison), 

a massive marble building, Egyptian architecture, ! 
located in Centre St., between Leonard & Franklin j | 
Sts. The 4th Av. & Fulton Ferry, Bleecker & 14th 
St. cars pass it ; the Broadway stages run within 
three blocks of it. 

CITY HO§PITAlL, 
Broadway, opposite Pearl St. Broadway stages 
pass it. Two blocks farther down is the 

CITY MALI, ami PAKK. 

The City Hall contains Mayor's Office, the session 
rooms of Boards of Aldermen and Councilmen, 
County Clerks, City Library, Naturalization Office, 
and Governor's-room, generally used on public oc- 
casions, for receptions, &c. Hall of Kecords, con- 
taining City Comptroller's and Register's offices ; 
the Rotunda, containing offices of Croton Aqueduct 
Department ; the Court House (brown stone build- 



Asteii & Throekmoi'toii, Builders' Hardware Depot. 

Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Nails, Sash-Weishts, Kim 
Locks and Knobs, Padlocks, Screws, Wire, etc. l>ocksmiths' 
Materials, Blank. Keys and Castings, Speaking and Bell Tubing, 
House Bells and Gongs, Door snd Number Plates, Silver Plating 
to order, Cabinet Trimmings. Casters, Tacks, Glue. Sand Paper 
Brass Hinges, Furniture Knobs, and Escutcheons. A large assort! 
ment of articles mentioned above alwaj s on hand and tor sale a^ 

253 BOWERY, 4 doors above Stanton St., 

NEW YORK. 



26 THE strangers' guide. 

ing), are all located in City Hall Park, and can be 
reached by all the cars and stages in the city, the 
following excepted : the Grand & Canal St. and 
Manhattanville & High Bridge stages ; the 42d & 
Grand St. ; the 2d Av. ; the Grand St. Ferry, 
Broadway & Canal St. ; the Central Park North 
& East river cars. All other car or staore routes jmss 
or terminate in the vicinity of the City Hall. 

Near the City Hall Park, and just below it, on the 
right hand side of Broadway, is the venerable St. 
PauVs Church. Farther down, about a quarter of a 
mile, on the same side of Broadway, directly op- 
posite Wall St., is located 

TKIi^^STY CllUieCII, 
built upon the site of the old church in 1846, Avith 
its grand old church yard, and spire, reaching 284 
feet high, from the top of which, by asking the at- 
tendant, you can obtain an interesting and extended 
view of the whole of the city, bay and surrounding 



No. 13 LAIGHT STREET, 

NEW YORK, 

xrrkTTDO f Gentlemen, 6 to 8 a. m., and 3 to 9 P. M. 
HUURb I Ladies, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 27 

countiy. Down Wall St., in the direction of East 
river, one block from Trinity, is the old 

CUSTOM HOUSE BUII.D11VG, 

now used as the Sub-Treasury Department ; about 
two blocks farther down Wall St., in the direction 
of the river, is the old 

MERCMAIVT'S EXCHAI^GE, 

now used as the Custom House. Two blocks in the 
rear, on the corner of William St. & Exchange 
Place, is the famous 

OOED ROOM 

of New York, that regulates or irregulates during 
business hours the gold market of the country. Still 
farther down on the extreme lower end of the city, 
on the outer edge of the Battery, facing the bay, is 
located 

CADY, BROWNELL & CO., 

503 BROADWAY, St. Nicholas Clock, NEW YORK, 

MEN AND BOYS' CLOTHING 

Ready Made and to order, 

- GENT'S FURMSIIING GOODS, 

ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS, ETC. 



28 THE strangers' guide. 



CASTI.E C1ABI>EIV, 

originally built as a fort, then used as a place of 
recreation, but now doing duty as a receptacle for 
newly arrived emigrants. All the stages and cars 
marked South Ferry stop near this old edifice. From 
this point a ride in one of the Broadway stages up 
town Avill enable the visitor to note the lights and 
shades of a living panorama, that cannot be equaled 
for variety and attraction in any other portion of 
the world. Those who desire to see wonderful 
master pieces of mechanism, the printing presses of 
our daily newspapers, will be well satisfied by a visit 
to the New York Herald office, corner of Fulton & 
Nassau St. : the New York Sun, on the opposite 
corner ; the Tribune, cor. of Spruce & Nassau, and 
the N. Y. Times, City Hall square, junction of Nas- 
sau St. & Park Kow,East side of City Hall Park. 



MARVIN'S 

PATENT ALUM AND DRY PLASTER 

FIRE AND BURGLAR SAFES. 



MARVIN & CO., 

263 BROADWAY. 



THE strangers' GUIDE. 29 

OPEN TO VISITORS DURING DAY i 

Astor Place, located in Lafayette Place near Astor 
Place. 

Free Academy, located cor. of East 23d St. & Lex- 
ington Av. ; 

City Hall, located Room 12, City Hall ; 

N.Y. Historical Society, 2d Av., cor. of E. 11th St.^ 

Printers', (over 4,000 volumes). No. 3. Chambers St. 



BALL, BLACK & CO., 
JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS, 

585 & 587 BROADWAY, 

NEW YORK. 



30 THE STRANGERS* GUIDE. 



Table of Distances in N ew YorL 



From Battery to Trin 


ty Church 34 mile 


•^ 1 


„ 


City 


Hall 




% 


;> 


From Battery 








F 


•om C 


ity HaU 


to Canal St. 


IK 


mile 






^ 


mile 


,, Houston 


1% 


» 






1 


•w 


,, 9th Street 


2H 


„ 






1^ 


»> 


„ l^tli „ 


W4. 


„ 






2 


„ 


„ 29th „ 


3^ 


f> 






2^ 


if 


„ 38th „ 


:3M 


)f 






3 


)i 


„ 49th „ 


454 


„ 






^'A 


■n 


„ 58th ,, 


A% 


„ 






4 


>j 


„ 68fh „ 


b}4 


)> 






4>^ 


j> 


„ 78th „ 


5M 


j> 






5 


»> 


„ asth „ 


6^ 


» 






5>^ 


» 


„ 97th ,, 


6% 


« 






6 


„ 


„ 107th „ 


7]4 


„ 






«K 


>) 


„ 117th „ 


7K 


7> 






7 


9<> 


,, 126th „, 


SH 


" 


Harl 


em 


7K 


" 



ISAAC SMITH'S SON^ &> CO., 

MANUFACTURERS AND UIPORTERS OP 

405 BROADWAY. 

(ESTABLISHED A. D. 1802.) 



THE STRANGERS* GUIDE. 31 

At Harlem you can take a steamboat and in half 
an hour, after a very pleasant sail, be landed at 
High Bridge. This huge structure supports the 
Croton aqueduct across the Harlem river ; it is one 
hundred feet high and one-third of a mile in length, 
and is supported by fourteen arches. It will well 
repay a visit. 



LIST OF FERRIES. 

To Brookbjn, L. L, East river, 
foot of Jackson St., 
„ „ Catharine St., 
„ „ Roosevelt St., 
„ „ Fulton St., 
„ „ Wall St. 

South Ferry, 
Whitehall (near Battery), 



SAGE & LIVINGSTON, 

EVERY DESCRIPTION OF 

TWINES, LINES, CORDS, 

AND 

CORDAOE. 

Cotton, Flax, Linen and Hemp Twines, Manilla and 

Jute Rope. 

26 BEEKMAN STREEl 



32 THE strangers' guide. 

To East Brooklyn, formerly Williamsburg, 
foot of Grand St. and foot of East Houston St. 
To Green Point, East river, 
foot of 10th & E. 23d St. 
To South Brooklyn, East river, 
Hamilton Av., foot of Whitehall (near Battery), 
Staten Island, 
foot of Whitehall. 
Hoboken, N. J., North river, 
foot of Barclay St. (down town), 
„ „ Canal „ 
„ „ Christopher St. (up town). 
Jersey City, North river, 
foot of Courtlandt St., 
„ „ Desbrosses. 

Weehaivken, N. R., 
„ „ W. 42d St. 



PARIS 

104 Rue Richelieu, 

712 BROADWAY, N. Y. j 

Importation of Bonnets, Head Dresses, Ribbons, Gloves, 
Ruches, etc. 



THE strangers' GDIDF. 33 


LOCATION OF PIERS. 


The North and East River R. R. Line of Cars 


(Western Division) pass these Piers. 


NORTH RIVER. 


No. Street. 


No. Street. 


1, Battery Place 


22, 23, 24, Fulton and Vesey 


2, 3, Battery Place and 


25, Vesey 


Morris 


26, Vesey and Barclay 


4, Morris 


27, Robinson 


5, 6, 7, Morris and Rector 


28, Murray 


8, Rector 


29, Warren 


9, 10, Rector and Carlisle 


30, Chambers 


11, Carlisle 


31, Duane 


12, Albany 


32, Duane and Jay 


13, Albany and Cedar 


33, Jay 


14, Cedar 


34, Harrison 


15, Liberty 


35, Franklin 


16, Liberty and Courtlandt 


36, North Moore 


17, 18, Courtlandt 


37, Beach 


19, Courtlandt and Dey 


38, Hubert 


20, Dey 


39, Vestry 


21, Fulton 


40, Watts 


DAVID L. EINSTEIN, 


MANUFAOTUKER OF 


%UH^, (^Q)Um^t ^mw^^^^t &©.,, 


388 BROADWAY. 



34 THE strangers' guide. 


No. Street. No. Street. 


41, Hoboken 


51, Christopher 


42, Canal 


52, W. Tenth 


43, Spring 


53, Charles 


44, Spring and Charlton 


54, Perry 


45, Charlton 


55, Hammond 


46, King 


56, Bank 


47, West Houston 


57, West Twelfth 


48, Clarkson 


58, Gansevoort 


49, Leroy 


59, Gansevoort and W. 13th 


50,JVIorton 


60, W. Thirteenth. 


EAST RIVER. | 


No. Street. 


No. Street. 


1, 2, Whitehall. 


22, Fulton. 


3, Moore. 


23, Beekman. 


4, Moore and Broad. 


24, Beekman and Peck Slip. 


5, Broad and Coenties Slip. 


25, 26, Peck Slip. 


6, 7, 8, Coenties Slip. 


27, Dover. 


9, 10, Coenties & Old Slips. 


28, Dover and Roosevelt. 


11, 12, Old Slip. 


29, Roosevelt. 


13, Old Slip & Gouv'r Lane. 


30, Roosevelt & James Slip. 


14, Jones Lane. 


31, 32, James Slip. 


15, 16, WalL 


33, Oliver. ' 


17, Pine. 


34, 35, Catharine, ! 


18, Maiden Lane. 


36, Catharine and Market. j 


19, Fletcher. 


37, 38, Market. 


20, 21, Burling Slip. 


39, Market and Pike. 


Cr0t0it Paiutfectiitiitg Cumpii, 


MANUFACTURERS OF 


i^j^i^^ia aaic^sif^i, 


WINDOW SHADES, &c., 


10 COURTLANDT ST. 

1 





• 

THE strangers' GUIDE. 35 






No. Street. 
40, 41, Pike. 

42, Fike and Rutgers. 

43, 44, Rutgers. 

45, Rutgers and Jefferson. 

46, Jefferson. 

47, Jefferson and Clinton. 

48, Clinton. 

49, Clinton and Montgomery. 

50, Montgomery. 

51, 52, Gouverneur. 

53, Jackson. 

54, Corlears. 

55, Cherry. 


No. Street. 
56, 57, Broome. 
58, 59, Delancey. 

60, Rivington. 

61, Rivington and Stanton. 

62, Stanton. 

63, East Houston. 

64, Fifth. 

65, Sixth. 

66, Seventh. 

67, Eighth. 

68, Ninth. 

69, Tenth. 

70, East Eleventh, 






IPOST OmOES, 






open at half past 7 o'clock a, m., closed at 7 p. m. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICE, 

corner of Nassau St., between Liberty & Cedar Sts. 






STATIONS, 
remain ojien until 9 o'clock, p. m. 

A. 129 Spring, down town. 

B, 439 Grand, East side. 






MARSHALL, JOHNSON & CO., 






MANUFACTURERS OF 






mmm mitumwi mm\ 






No. 351 BROADWAY. 





36 THE strangers' guide. 

C. cor. of West 12th & 4th St., 

D. Bible House, 8th St., btw. 3d & 4th Av. 

E. 368 8th Av., West side, 

F. 408 3d Av. 

G. 1259 Broadway, up town. 



STEAM R. R. DEPOTS. 



Camden & Amboy, by ferry, foot of Barclay St., 

North river. 
Erie, foot of Chanibei-s St., Pavonia Ferry, N. R. 
Hudson River, corner of Chambers St. & College 

Place (down town), and West 30th St., near North 

river (up town) . 
New Jersey Central, by ferry, foot of Courtlandt 

St., North river. 
Northern R. R. of New Jersey, foot of Courtlandt 

St., North river. 

F. H. AMIDON", 

rAiHiiiAiLi MAT? ii^ 

649 BROADWAY, 

NEW YOEK. 



THE strangers' GUIDE, 37 


New Jersey Transportation, foot of Courtlandt St., 


down town, and also Desbrosses Street, (up town) 


North river. 


New York & Harlem, cor. of 4th Av. and East 26th 


St. (up town). 


New York & New Haven, cor. of 4th Av. and East 


27th St. (up town). 


Long Island, James Slip, near foot of Chambers 


St., E. R. 


To Boston via Fall River, steamboat from Pier 


No. 3. N. R. 


To Boston via Stonington and Providence, steam- 


boat from the foot of Courtlandt St. 


BEEBE cSc CO., 


f 4iMi#st 415^1 aaif las 


No. 160 BROADWAY, 


new YORK. 



38 THE strangers' guide. 



MARKETS. 



Fulton Market, Fulton, corner South St. 

Washington Market, Fulton, corner West St. 

Catharine Market, foot of Catharine St. 

Chelsea Market, Ninth Avenue, near Eighteenth 
Street. 

Jefferson Market, Sixth Avenue, corner Green- 
wich St. 

Clinton Market, Canal, corner West St. 

Tompkins Market, Third Avenue, corner Sixth St. 

Centre Market, Grand, corner Centre St. 



B. L. SOLOMON & SONS, 

(Late Solomon & Hart,) 

IMPORTERS OP 

CURTAIN MATKKIALS, 

AND 

FURNITURE AND RAIL ROAD CAR COVERINGS, 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

PAPER HANGINGS AND WINDOW SHADES, 

No. 369 BROADWAY. , 

I 



THE STRANGEKS GUIDB. 



PRINCIPAL EXPRESS COMPANIES 



Adams' Express, 59 and 442 Broadway. 

American Express, 61 Hudson, 124 and 648 Broad- 
way. 

Baldwin, Austin & Co., 72 Broadway. 

BoLDT, Charles H., 37^ West Thirtieth Street. 

Bunting, Charles A., 634 Broadway. 

Corwin & Munsell, 72 Broadway and 5 James 
Slip. 

Davl-nport, Mason & Co., 74 Broadway. 

Deforest, Charles S., foot of Whitehall and Pier 
19, N. R. , 

Grover, Arthur, 117 John and 60 Warren. 

Harnden's, 65 and 442 Broadway. 

IIusted, Jerome, 93Maiden Lane and 66 Courtlandt. 



HATCH & CO., 

PRACTICAL 
111 Broadway, New York. 



40 THE strangers' GUIDE. 



KiNGSLEY & Co., 72, 416, and 442 Broadway. 

LiBBY, James L., 169 Broadway. 

National, 65 and 416 Broadway. 

NoBBE Brothers & Co., 42 and 44 Nassau. Eu- 
ropean Express. 

Ogdjsn, John T., 66 Courtlandt. 

People's Express Co., 63 and 416 Broadway. 

PuLLEN & Co., via N. Y. and H. R. R., 2 Tryon 
Row. 

Rommel, John, 67 Courtlandt. 

Spaulding, Morris B., 2 Astor House. 

Studley, Hiram, 282 Canal and East Twenty- 
seventh, corner Fourth Avenue. 

United States, 82, 291, and 416 Broadway. 

Wells, Fargo & Co., 84 Broadway. 

Westcott's 162, 785, and 945 Broadway. 

Yorkville and Harlem Express. 



J. G. LUGAR, 

PLAIN AND DECORATIVE 

1192 BROADWAY, 
Country Work done at City Prices. 



THE STRANGEKS' GUIDE. 41 



TELEGRAPH COMPANIES. 



American Telegrapu Company, 145, 293, 580, 673, 
721, and 945 Broadway, Astor House, East Sev- 
enteenth, corner of Fourth Avenue, Fifth Ave- 
nue corner of West Twenty-third, East Forty- 
fourth near Fourth Avenue, Fourth Avenue 
corner of East Twenty-seventh, Fourth Avenue 
corner of East Twenty-sixth, 95 Eighth Avenue, 
50 Pine, and 53 Beaver. 

Erie Railway, 189 West. 

Independent, 26 Nassau, 26 Exchange Place, 18 
William, and 513 Broadway. 



CHIII^OI^OIDIST. 



BUNIONS, TROUBLESOME NAILS, 

And all Diseases of the Feet, cured without Pain by 
I>r. W. James, Surgeon, 

691 Broadway, Room 1, New York. 



42 THE strangers' guide. 



New York, Albany and Buffalo, 145 and 515 
Broadway, 28 Pearl, 68 Warren, and West 
Thirtieth, near Tenth Avenue. 

People's, 2 Broad, 21 Wall, 25 William, and Broad- 
way corner of West Twenty-third. 

United States, 26 Nassau, 26 Exchange Place, 18 
William, 31 Pearl, and 513 Broadway. 

Western Union, 145 and 515 Broadway, 68 Warren, 
28 Pearl, and West Thirtieth near Tenth 
Avenue. 



Clothe Yourself Fashionably and with Economy 

AT 

CLOTHING WAREHOUSES, 

No. 20 4TH AVENUE, 
And 408 BROADWAY, N. Y. 



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